Good Ideas for Cities

The Velocity Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently brought together a collection of experts to discuss the future of cities. We’ve highlighted a selection of the most inspiring ideas.

Organized by CEOs for Cities, the Velocity conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently brought together a collection of experts to discuss the future of cities.  A small chunk of the brainstorming from the conference is being shared as a feature on Good Magazine’s blog. Here is a selection of the most inspiring ideas:
Tech Missions: These would entail an army of volunteers or part time workers bringing their geek expertise to cities in an effort to increase tech pervasiveness and understanding.
In Field Accreditation: In a nod to apprenticeship, this would make it possible to gain skills in various subjects while in the field.  Landing somewhere in between trade school and a university degree, in field accreditation includes evaluations and feedback, allowing people of all levels to more easily begin or switch fields.
Pop Up Education: Think of mini soundbites of TED-like knowledge in an elevator or while waiting in line at the DMV.  All learning opportunities would be created by experts to be used by anyone in passing.

Organized by CEOs for Cities, the Velocity Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently brought together a collection of experts to discuss the future of cities. A small chunk of the brainstorming from the conference is being shared as a feature on Good Magazine’s blog. Here is a selection of the most inspiring ideas:

Tech Missions: These would entail an army of volunteers or part time workers bringing their geek expertise to cities in an effort to increase tech pervasiveness and understanding.

In-field Accreditation: In a nod to apprenticeship, this would make it possible to gain skills in various subjects while in the field. Landing somewhere between trade school and a university degree, in-field accreditation includes evaluations and feedback, allowing people of all levels to more easily begin or switch fields.

Pop-up Education: Think of mini soundbites of TED-like knowledge in an elevator or while waiting in line at the DMV. All learning opportunities would be created by experts to be used by anyone in passing.

[via Good]

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